2018 Green Bay Packers Position Breakdown: Offensive Line

The Green Bay Packers line up against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Offensive Line should continue to be a major strength for the Green Bay Packers entering the 2018 season. Their main job duty is keeping #12 upright, but they have quietly become a really strong run blocking unit as well.

 

Starters

LT David Bakhtiari

LG Lane Taylor

C Corey Linsley

RT Bryan Bulaga

Bakhtiari is one of the best offensive linemen in the league and has the LT locked down for the foreseeable future. Lane Taylor has become a solid starter and versatile as a spot starter at other positions. Linsley looks like one of the best bargains at Center in the league. Bulaga will remain the starter at RT as long as he’s healthy. I don’t expect him to be back in 2019, but they finally have the depth to replace him if he’s dinged.

 

RG Justin McCray

There will be a good battle for the starter at RG, but I believe McCray will win the job. He was quietly one of the most important players on the team last year, and will continue his development into 2018.

 

Depth

T Byron Bell

G/T Cole Madison

G Lucas Patrick

T Jason Spriggs

T Kyle Murphy

Bell provides veteran depth at Tackle for Bulaga. Madison looks the part of the kind of developmental prospect Green Bay loves. He’s listed at Guard (which is telling), but has shown some promise early at Tackle. Patrick has the versatility to provide depth on the interior, when he’s not taking out key defensive players in softball.

There has to be some pressure on Spriggs to play well this offseason, as roster spots will be tough to come by. Murphy and Spriggs probably battle it out for the last roster spot.

 

Other Options

G Kofi Amichia

G/T Adam Pankey

T/G Alex Light

T Kyle Meadows

C Dillon Day

C Austin Davis

There’s quite a few good players who will be fighting for a few Practice Squad spots. Amichia and Austin Davis probably have the early edge, but there will be plenty of competition during camp and the preseason.

 

Andrew Mertig is a a lifelong Packers fan and draft enthusiast. He has covered the NFL draft for radio and television stations in Green Bay. He is currently a host of the Pack-A-Day podcast and a writer for PackersTalk.com. You can follow him on Twitter @andrewmertig
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